Czech TCC: Charouz Racing Most Friday report

Cars.cz Charouz Racing and Tomas Kostka won third race of the season Czech Touring Car Championship (Division 4) continued on Friday, May 14, at Most. In wet conditions it was hard day for all competitors, but Tomas Kostka and his...

Cars.cz Charouz Racing and Tomas Kostka won third race of the season

Czech Touring Car Championship (Division 4) continued on Friday, May 14, at Most. In wet conditions it was hard day for all competitors, but Tomas Kostka and his Cars.cz Charouz Racing's Mercedes-Benz C AMG DTM had a clear run and won also second sprint race of the season. Petr Charouz Cars.cz Charouz Racing's Lamborghini Gallardo scored also Top 3 finish.

Tomas Kostka and Petr Charouz were successful already in rainy qualifying. Kostka was nearly 3 seconds quicker than all his rivals and Charouz scored astonishing third fastest time. Due to strong rain the race started behind safety car. The race was re-started after two laps and Tomas Kostka began to increase his gap immediately. Petr Charouz had to defend his third position ahead of Slovak driver Mikulasko and Charouz was successful, while Mikulasko spun and lost fourth place.

Tomas Kostka and Petr Charouz had a clear run also in following laps and finished race on first and third place. Slovak driver Rudolf Machanek, who was racing first time in the wet conditions with Cars.cz Charouz Racing's Mercedes-Benz C AMG DTM, finished the race on sixteen position.

Tomás Kostka, Cars.cz Charouz Racing's driver: "I wished for the rain for this race, so I've enjoyed this sprint race a lot. If we will race in wet conditions also tomorrow, we will be good prepared, because we had colected some new data today. It was not easy race for me, bacause already before the middle of the race I started to overtake the cars from the end of the field. It was complicated due to water sprays behind the cars. So I was really carefull and didn't take any risks. I am happy, that we colected another win in the row and I would like to say thank you to whole Cars.cz Charouz Racing team for great work."

Petr Charouz, Cars.cz Charouz Racing's driver: "I have not much experience driving Lamborghini on the wet track, but today everything went all right. In this conditions it was great, that my car has four-wheel drive. Obviously it helped me a lot. In the opening laps it was not easy, because I had to defend my position. But my lap times were better than in qualifying, so I defended my position successfully. Moreover my rival made mistake and spun. In the following laps I was fully concentrated not to make mistake and not to lose great result. I am happy. This is great result for me and for Cars.cz Charouz Racing team."

-source: Cars.cz Charouz Racing

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Series General
Drivers Rudolf Machanek , Tomas Kostka , Petr Charouz